Controversy over Detroit ICE protest scheduled on Saturday

Posted at 11:29 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 12:23:10-04

Detroit police are saying no to an ICE rally tomorrow at the Spirit of Detroit. The rally's are happening nationwide.

Roughly 1,700 people said they gather would at the Spirit of Detroit. However, the city of Detroit says the Spirit of Detroit Plaza is under construction.

"It’s just been taking off," said Angela Beers, the organizer for we the people of solidarity with families belong together National Day of Action.

"We have a community panel coming out and there are some individuals who have been effected by it, they have a lot to say about educating the community and moving forward with this," said Beers.

Hundreds of thousands of people are protesting across the U.S against what’s happening at our border and President Trumps zero tolerance policy.

"It’s happening here in southwest Detroit. There’s raids, they go into your home, to your restaurants places of work and they’re taking them and deporting them back to a Country they sometime know nothing about," said Beers.

Beers said police originally told her that the size of the protest was too large, but 

"Saying that type of numbers we can control that, trouble can happen when we show up we are going to shut it down," said Beers.

The group says they still plan on being here and making their voices heard.

"People migrate it’s a natural human instinct to migrate especially to somewhere that’s safe," said Beers. 

Saturdays rally is from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.